Michael Platt's WebLog

Computer Engineering

February, 2005

  • Gartner on Infrastructure

    I am not a huge fan of Gartner or indeed any of the analysts. As a sweeping generalisation I feel that they take opinion and dress it up as fact (0.8 probability J ) which I am uncomfortable with, especially when I don't agree with the opinion! I am also...
  • Host Integration Server 2004 IP DLC Setup, dependant connection configuration and test

    Three weeks ago I did a demo of the Host Integration Server 2004 IP DLC setup and configuration at the UK IT Forum in Birmingham . I have now recorded the dependant (3270) connection as a two part 3 minute blogcast : Part 1: Setting up the IP DLC Link...
  • Novell NDS migration and Quest

    I went to a presentation on Friday by Quest Software on their Novell migration tools ( NDS Migrator ) which I enjoyed because it was given by a techie who knew his stuff and just demoed the tools. Excellent! I had two main thoughts about the whole NDS...
  • Training Videos

    As I am now a manager I have to sit through an ever increasing number of US online training videos. These are all glossy productions with clean cut, attractive, young Americans sitting in tidy and spacious offices being very sincere and committed to whatever...
  • Billg on Interop

    Last week Bill Gates wrote an email about interop which is interesting because emails from Bill indicate a strong interest by Microsoft J ) His interop premise was threefold: 1. The need for interop will never go away. 2. The only way interop had worked...
  • Mainframe Interop using SLI

    Simon has just published an article about mainframe interop using Screen logic Integration (SLI). In it he very clearly describes the various ways of interfacing to a mainframe before drilling down into SLI. I am a big Business Logic Interface (BLI) fan...